MINNEAPOLIS, July 17 (UPI) -- Denard Span went 3-for-5 with five RBI to lead a 20-hit attack Monday, sparking the Minnesota Twins to a 19-7 slugfest victory over Baltimore.
Span's bases-clearing double capped a seven-run first inning for the Twins, who scored the most runs ever in a game at Target Field, which opened in 2010.
Ben Revere contributed four hits and three RBI while Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a run-scoring double as Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak.
Scott Diamond (8-3) corralled the win despite surrendering five runs on nine hits over six full frames.
Chris Tillman (1-1) didn't make it out of the first inning for Baltimore, allowing seven runs (only one earned) on five hits in two-thirds of a frame.
Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI, but his error allowed two runs to score and opened the door to the Twins' big first inning.
Eric Chavez added a two-run shot for the Orioles.
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